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Just piked up my new Giulia, and while the sales person was talking, we noticed that the rear passenger vents were blowing hot air while the A/C was on. They will be taking a look at it, but I was wondering if anyone had this, and maybe I am doing something wrong.

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Just piked up my new Giulia, and while the sales person was talking, we noticed that the rear passenger vents were blowing hot air while the A/C was on. They will be taking a look at it, but I was wondering if anyone had this, and maybe I am doing something wrong.

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Hi Alwaysdutch,

Sorry to hear about your concerns however I'm happy your dealership is looking into this further for you. Please don't hesitate to PM our page with any questions or concerns that may arise during your appointment, we're happy to help if needed.

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Awesome! The dealership called me today and told me to bring it in, and they will have another Giulia waiting for me until it is fixed. I like that kind of service, rather than that shuttle crap.
 

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So did they tell you what they had to do or what was wrong with it? I just picked mine up today and it does this. I'll have to take it to them Monday.
 

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Yeah, the heater box behind the box is defective. Unfortunately, they will have to remove the dash to get to it. If you are lucky, they can get a new box faster by now, as the whole operation cost me a month.
 

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Mine does that sometimes but so did my previous car (Honda) and then after a while cold air comes out
 

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Yeah, the heater box behind the box is defective. Unfortunately, they will have to remove the dash to get to it. If you are lucky, they can get a new box faster by now, as the whole operation cost me a month.
Thanks for this information. Does the AC system work properly now as expected? Also, were they able to put the dash back together cleanly without any squeaks or rattles? Not that any of that matters for me, the tech who fixes mine will have likely never done that job on a Giulia before, the same 10 2017's have been sitting on that lot for a year now. They are slow sellers here in ARkansas. At least I'm only about 15 miles away from the dealer.
 

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Thanks for this information. Does the AC system work properly now as expected? Also, were they able to put the dash back together cleanly without any squeaks or rattles? Not that any of that matters for me, the tech who fixes mine will have likely never done that job on a Giulia before, the same 10 2017's have been sitting on that lot for a year now. They are slow sellers here in ARkansas. At least I'm only about 15 miles away from the dealer.
I have the same problem with the car and the dealer. I'm very hesitant about taking the car to the shop. I might get this corrected before the warranty runs out.
 

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It's been so hot here lately I have to blast the AC to keep cool, but with hot air going to the rear, even if I close those vents it just seeps out of the center console and makes it (the center console) get really hot after a while. Then you need the AC even more. There's not a choice to me about having this done, I really just can't use the car as it is.
 

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Checked mine, system 72 degrees, phoenix heat outside. Mine doesn't do that. cool air out back.
 

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Thanks for this information. Does the AC system work properly now as expected? Also, were they able to put the dash back together cleanly without any squeaks or rattles? Not that any of that matters for me, the tech who fixes mine will have likely never done that job on a Giulia before, the same 10 2017's have been sitting on that lot for a year now. They are slow sellers here in ARkansas. At least I'm only about 15 miles away from the dealer.
I think @Alwaysdutch Lemon Law-ed that car and has a new one now.
 

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Thanks for this information. Does the AC system work properly now as expected? Also, were they able to put the dash back together cleanly without any squeaks or rattles? Not that any of that matters for me, the tech who fixes mine will have likely never done that job on a Giulia before, the same 10 2017's have been sitting on that lot for a year now. They are slow sellers here in ARkansas. At least I'm only about 15 miles away from the dealer.
Hi John,

I lemoned my Giulia because of HVAC issues. The temperatures for the front driver and passenger vents would never sync at the same temperature and the rear vent would always blow hot air as well. FYI, the Drivers side vent is tied to the rear vents so what ever temperature you set on the Drivers side vent, it will be the temperature on the rear vents (if its working correctly). My dash was taken apart about 4 times and unfortunately, it did develop a rattle and scuff marks were seen on the A-pillars. It is a very cumbersome job and not an easy one. The tech has to pretty much disassemble the entire interior of the car including the steering wheel down to the column and you can see right to the firewall.

Depending on the parts, your car may sit for weeks in order to repair the box. For me, my car spent 2 months in the shop when I had dropped her off for service for one last time. When they tried putting her back together, somehow, the cluster stopped working and then they had to order a new one which took another 2 weeks to deliver.

But before they do all of this, they will do HVAC software updates, then work on the sensors which are located in several areas inside the car.
 

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Yes, the middle console will get really hot by the driver seat to where it is almost too much to touch. Get it fixed, as there are modules in that console that might get hot too. Once they replace the box, all will function fine. Things to look for AFTER the install, is to check if all dash panels have been re-installed correctly, no scratches on the dash, particularly around the infotainment center, and if there is a faulty smell coming out of the vents.
 

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To @chaadster's point, this car was replaced early this year by AR, as that was just one of the problems I had. However, let that not be too much in your mind, as it very well could be your only issue with the car. What is the month your car was built?
 

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Mine is a march 2017 build date. Going to drop it off at lunchtime today. Maybe a faulty sensor replacement or BCM reflash can resolve this? I still love the car and want this one but not if they can't get it fixed right.
 

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I doubt this is a faulty sensor issue, as the center console gets hot. Push for a new box, and tell them you will bring it in once the part has arrived. I lost my car for 30 days waiting for the part. Dash removal and installation is about a week or so, or at least last year it was.
 
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